A. Jenny Versluis

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Selective delivery of cytotoxic anti-neoplastic drugs can diminish the severe side-effects associated with these drugs. Many malignant tumours express high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors on their membranes. Therefore, LDL may be used as a carrier to obtain selective delivery of anti-neoplastic drugs to tumours. The present study was(More)
Progressive hypocholesterolemia is a feature associated with a number of cancers of different origin, and it is caused by the high expression of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors (LDLrs) on many tumor cell types. Selective delivery of chemotherapeutics using LDL as a carrier has therefore been proposed, but the endogenous nature of LDL hampers its(More)
Purpose. Many tumors express elevated levels of LDL receptors (apoB, E receptors) on their membranes. Selective delivery of anti-neoplastic drugs to tumors by incorporation of these drugs into LDL or LDL-resembling particles should improve the efficacy of tumor therapy and minimize the severe side-effects. Since the apolipoproteins on the particles are(More)
Many tumours express relatively high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors on their membranes. The LDL receptor is, therefore, an attractive target for the selective delivery of antineoplastic drugs to tumour cells. We reported previously on the synthesis of small apolipoprotein E (apoE)-containing liposomes that behave in vivo in a very similar(More)
In the photodynamic therapy of cancer, research has focused on the influence of lipoproteins (particularly the low-density lipoprotein, LDL) on the fate and transport of the porphyrin mixture. We have studied the interaction between LDL and a series of well-defined tetraphenylporphinesulfonates, TPPS-1, TPPS-2A, and TPPS-4. Compounds with at least two(More)
The interaction of human low density lipoprotein (LDL) and small unilamellar liposomes containing the photosensitiser zinc(II)-phthalocyanine (Zn-Pc) was studied in vitro to determine if Zn-Pc could be directly incorporated into the lipoprotein in the absence of other serum components. Incubation of LDL with increasing concentrations of liposomes resulted(More)
This article presents a method to estimate and to visualize the certainty of land change models as they extrapolate beyond the time interval for which empirical data exist. The method to project the certainty relies on measurements of model performance during a validation run with historic data and on the assumption that the model’s accuracy approaches(More)
Many tumors express elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors. Therefore, native LDL and synthetic LDL-like particles have been proposed as carriers for antineoplastic drugs. We demonstrated earlier that small apolipoprotein E (apoE)-exposing liposomes were specifically recognized by the LDL receptor. In this study, we incorporated a(More)
We have examined the transport and distribution properties of a bisulfonated tetraphenylporphine (TPPS-2A), an amphiphilic photosensitizer that spontaneously associates to lipoproteins. At different times after intravenous injection of TPPS-2A in hamsters, plasma was fractionated by density ultracentrifugation and porphyrin concentrations were measured in(More)
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